The Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade Association announced Tuesday that Katie Bouchard, the reigning Miss Kentucky, will serve as Grand Marshal of the 82nd annual Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade on Saturday, Nov. 17.
“When considering the many different possibilities for our 2018 Grand Marshal, the parade’s volunteer board of directors could think of no one better suited than Owensboro’s own Katie Bouchard,” said Jane Head, Public Relations and Media Coordinator.
Katie Bouchard was crowned Miss Kentucky 2018 this summer and competed for the title of Miss America earlier this month. Bouchard is a student at Western Kentucky University where she is completing a degree in social work, which inspired her personal platform, “Being the Voice for Kentucky’s Children, “ where she advocates for the Family Resource and Youth Service Centers across Kentucky.
“I’m so excited and honored to have been chosen as the Grand Marshal,” Bouchard said. “I appreciate all the love and support as Miss Kentucky from our community.”
The theme for this year’s Christmas parade is “Our Christmas Wish.” Parade organizers expect 120 floats and other entries this year, making it the largest Christmas parade in the tristate area. The public is invited to join the celebration on the Saturday before Thanksgiving in Downtown Owensboro, “where Kentucky starts Christmas.”